Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Working Mom Wednesday

What is your favorite kid-friendly breakfast idea/recipe?
(this blog topic hosted by Julia)

Ooooh my favorite part of the day! I've found my daughter shares my enthusiasm for breakfast and eats every single thing I prepare for myself so here's my favorites for every stage of my life that also work as healthy options for her:

My Favorite Diet Menu - inspired by this doctor's research - http://www.janaklauermd.com/
  • 8oz of plain yogurt, you can get whole milk or 1.5% lowfat, it's only 10 or 20 calories less then the whole so buy it per personal preference. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon and 1 splenda. It has 11g of protein (22% daily allowance) and 40% of daily calcium intake. I add 1/2 cup of berries and sometimes granola. If you get hooked on this you will never go back to flavored yogurts because they have SOOOO much sugar. If you can control the fruit and sugar the yogurt will taste incredible and be much better for you and children. I'm so glad I got Charlotte hooked on plain yogurt this young.
  • 1 scrambled egg with sprinkle of cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of green tea
My 2nd Favorite Diet Menu - inspired by the South Beach Diet
  • 1 scrambled egg with sprinkle of cheddar cheese
  • 2 slices of Canadian Bacon
  • 1 cup of black tea
When I'm off the diet and just eating sensibly my husband will make the most amazing breakfast burrito's which are basically just scrambled eggs, andoillie or chorizo sausage, red or green peppers and cheddar cheese all rolled into a big flour tortilla! It fills me up till 1pm!

While pregnant I eat a variety of bread items and add juice every day and continue the yogurt because it really fills me up. My favorites are:
  • French Toast with fresh strawberries and maple syrup
  • Pancakes with fresh blackberries and maple syrup
  • Cranberry Surprise Loaf
  • Peach Coffee Cake
  • Pumpkin Pie
For all baked goods I reduce flower & sugar to add these 3 ingredients:
  • Whole ground Flax Seed Meal - it's rich in Fiber, Lignans & Omega-3 Fats
  • Natural Raw Wheat Germ - natural source of Folic Acid (great for pregnant women)
  • Organic Blue Agave Syrup (to replace white sugar)
And here is my all time favorite recipe!

Peach Coffee Cake
  • 1.5 cups of Flour
  • 1/4 cup of Whole ground Flax Seed Meal
  • 1/4 cup of Natural Raw Wheat Germ
  • 1/2 cup white sugar (recipe called for 1 cup, I found 1/2 cup worked great for my taste, if you need the full cup I suggest making the other half cup with Agave Syrup)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I like the no-salt Land-o-Lakes)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 8-12oz frozen peaches
Heat oven to 350F. Grease 13 x 9" pan. In large bowl combine flour, flax seed, wheat germ, sugar, baking powder and salt. Use fork to cut in the butter until mixture resembles course crumbs. Add milk, eggs, vanilla, mix too smooth then add peaches. Pour into prepared pan.

Streusel Topping (can be omitted if you are dieting or watching calories)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon then cut the butter into mix. Should resembles course crumbs. Sprinkle on top of mixture in pan.

Bake at 350F for 35 - 45 minutes (check at 40) till toothpick comes out clean.

5 comments:

amanda said...

I'm going to have to try the yogurt and cinnamon...I've never thought about putting cinnamon on it before.
Sadly my weekday breaky isn't much to write about and on weekends, I really love a bowl of cereal.

Rachel M. said...

Nothing wrong with cereal! I just like a hefty breakfast!!

crazywildberry said...

There you go making this girl hungry and it's 11:50 at night! Ugh! Those recipes sounded delish and I love your more sensible yogurt ideas! I feed my kids the flavored yogurt but it's never too late to try a better thing. I could at least try mixing the plain with the flavored to get the taste while reducing the sugar. I haven't thought to check the sugar content, but should. :P Eek! I bet it's high! Great ideas, great recipes!

Grit said...

those breakfasts sound delicious. a great breakfast is an excellent way to start the day; even the thought does the job of getting me out of bed.

Julia said...

sounds awesome Rachel, will definitely try the yogurt thing with my kids!!

oh, and good luck with the railing! let me know how it goes!